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Grandma Hoerner’s Applesauce review and Duck Sauce recipe

Last year, I met the nice folks at Grandma Hoerner’s at The Fancy Food show. I loved their products like the preserves and the dark fudge sauce. I must have made a comment about how much it was like the low sugar preserves I buy from Trader Joes. Guess what? That’s their product! Last year, […]

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Maui rainbow

Gluten Free Maui Banana Bread recipe

When you go to Hawaii, more specifically Maui, it seems like there’s a checklist of what most people do or see like snorkeling, going to Haleakala, seeing a rainbow (maybe even a double!), attending a luau, and driving the road to Hana which includes consuming the famous banana bread from any one of a number […]

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Gluten-free crepe recipe

Sometimes I can be intimidated to cook certain foods, especially new gluten-free dishes. For some reason, I thought crepes would be similar to going into the chem lab. I’m happy to report it can be made just as easily as regular ones! But, my theory behind knowing how to cook, regardless of whether it’s gluten-free […]

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Rainbow of Veggies

From the top, red pepper, carrots, zucchini sticks, cucumbers, cheddar cauliflower, cooked broccoli, raw broccoli and grapes (I needed something purple!) On the last day of school this year, I didn’t walk into the classroom with cookies or cupcakes. Sorry, call me boring or no fun but that’s my style. Part of what I love […]

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe

Ok, this is the week to carve your pumpkins. Instead of throwing away the inside, consider two options: compost or toasting the seeds. Did you know pumpkin seeds are very nutritious? I’m looking forward to burying my pumpkin remains in hopes of creating a pumpkin for next year. We did this a few years ago […]

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Healthy Lemonade Recipe

My kids and I made this one day when they asked for lemonade. Making a simple syrup can be time consuming so I opted for the agave nectar. This lemonade is not too sweet and the fresh lemon gives it a nice tart flavor. We also served this at pre-school. The 3 to 5 yr […]

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Wheat-Free Banana Muffins or Bread

Like most people, I don’t like to throw out food. Most food, as it gets “older” just gets closer and closer to the garbage (or disposal or compost bin). But one food, bananas, can change from a mushy, smelly fruit to a delicious muffin or bread. For whatever reason, last week, I bought too many […]

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Homemade Granola-Regular or Gluten Free

Granola with Strawberries and Vanilla Yogurt Granola can be very expensive. Have you ever wondered how to make it? It’s quite easy. You need the right ingredients, a big bowl and a rimmed sheet pan. That’s it. Oh, I suppose a good recipe helps, too. Granola is a great snack. It can be used with […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread on a Budget

I have come to learn that gluten free (GF) products can be expensive. There is certainly a market for it. The other day, I bought some GF cupcakes and was amazed at how expensive it was (and unfortunately how dry it was, too). Later than week, I bought a vanilla cake mix and although it […]

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Gluten Free Waffles (and regular too)

I love making waffles for the family; even on the weekdays. I always make extra and put them in the freezer. My almost 3 year old daughter would eat them every day if I let her. She’s the one with the gluten sensitivity so I’ve adapted a favorite recipe just for her. The thing is, […]

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